So basically I decided to build a new computer when my old computers gpu started to act up (an old gtx 400-series card). After about 1 month of searching the internet for guides and parts reviews I settled with this build. I wanted a clean and simple look so I went for a black and white build. I live in Finland where computer parts are f**king expensive so I ordered mine from Germany (mindfactory.de). Shipped very quickly, got my parts in little over a week. All in all for a first time build I'm pretty damn happy with the results.
Parts (why I chose them and review): Cpu: i5 6600K /232€ Wanted a cpu that could handle gaming and light workstation use. The i5 was in my price range and suited my needs perfectly. Currently I have it oc'd @4.5Ghz Vscore @1.30 and working perfectly. So far living up to my expectations and it's not bottlenecking my gtx1080.
Cpu cooler: Noctua NH-D14 /69€ So the choice was between the Noctua and the Corsair H80i. After reading cooler reviews I settled with the Noctua for a few different reasons. 1.Long term reliability vs. AIO liquid coolers. 2.Price/ performance ratio. + personally I think it looked pretty badass. As you can see the temps are good even at a 4.5Ghz oc with a lot of headroom for higher oc's. For a cleaner look the Corsair AIO would have been better.
Mobo: Asus Z170-PRO /156€ There is a LOT of z170 mobo's out there so the z170-pro was mostly a product of preference. It has white details and a good bios layout, that's basically it. +it fit my budget. Easy board for a beginner to oc on.
Ram: Kingston Fury 16GB/82€ Good reviews, black and white. Went for 16gb over 8gb because why not. Who knows I might need the extra ram in the future.
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO /91€ Wanted an ssd as my boot drive. And the samsung again is black with white accents, looks good in the NZXT s340. And it's fast, the difference is like night and day from my old hdd. Added a WD 1TB hdd for mass storage.
Gpu: Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Edition /690€ What can I say, this card is a BEAST (this vid sums it up pretty well https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dDM8cGr_jKM). Originally I was going to go for the 1070 but when I went for a 1440p monitor the choice was obvious. I chose the Zotac because it was one of the cheapest gtx 1080s and the "out of the box" clockspeeds were good. Only thing that bothers me are the temps under load 80°C which is hotter than most other non-refernce cards. If I ever decide to go for an sli config it might get a bit toasty.
Case: NZXT s340 /79€ Very clean design. Extremely easy case to build in and cable management was a breeze with the white shroud thingy and the psu shroud. All in all one of the best looking cases in it's price bracket imo.
Psu: Corsair RM750X /109€ Good qualitiy, quiet psu.
Monitor: Asus MG279Q 590€ 1440p 27", 144hz refresh, 4ms response time and IPS. A casual gamers dream monitor. Mine arrived with 0 dead pixels and only a bit o ips glow in the bottom right corner which doesn't bother me at all. I know it's a Freesync monitor but couldn't justify spending 200€ more for a gsync version. Haven't noticed any tearing so far and games look absolutely stunning.
Future upgrades: Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
-Custom sleeved cables -Led's for the case. -Fan controller -Matching cpu fans.